Clash of Clans: TH10 Upgrade Order (Updated)

TH10 Upgrade Order

TH10 is an excellent Town Hall level that provides players with access to powerful defenses like the Inferno Tower, and potent attacking troops like Bowlers and Miners.

Among all the town hall levels, TH10 is known to be the most challenging to attack when fully maxed out. Many players struggle with optimizing their upgrade order, which can significantly slow down their progress.

The good news is that players don’t need to upgrade their resource storages at TH10, which means they can avoid the hassle of worrying about storage capacity.

By following a specific upgrade order, it’s possible to fully max out TH10 within a span of 3 to 5 months, depending on one’s playtime. Additionally, players who purchase a gold pass can accelerate their progress even further.

New Buildings (First Builder)

As a new Town Hall 10, you get the following new buildings:

  • 2x Inferno Towers
  • 1x Cannon
  • 1x Archer Tower
  • 1x X-Bow
  • 1x Bomb Tower
  • 25x Walls
  • 1x Giant Bomb
  • 1x Seeking Air Mine
  • 1x Air Bomb
  • 1x Skeleton Trap

It is recommended to use only one builder on these upgrades and take them to the same level as the older buildings. You don’t need to upgrade your Inferno Towers right now; just build them; we will work on them later.

Laboratory (Second Builder)

As a Town Hall 10, players can upgrade their village’s Laboratory to level 8, and it’s recommended to prioritize this upgrade on day one. Upgrading the Laboratory is always an important step in any player’s progress, and it’s even more critical at TH10.

If players have a magic book, it’s highly advised to use it to complete the Laboratory upgrade, as it can significantly save time and speed up the process.

Upgrading the Laboratory unlocks new and improved troop levels, which are essential for successfully attacking other TH10 bases.

As TH10 attacks can be particularly challenging, having access to better troop levels is critical to succeeding in wars. It’s worth noting that research continues as usual inside the Laboratory, even when it’s being upgraded.

Laboratory to level 8 upgrade cost: 1,300,000 Elixirs

Laboratory to level 8 upgrade time: 1 day, 18 hours

Clan Castle (Third Builder)

The Clan Castle is a vital building at every Town Hall level, and upgrading it should always be a high priority. At Town Hall 10, upgrading the Clan Castle increases its housing space from 30 to 35 and unlocks the ability to request Siege Machines.

Siege Machines are necessary to secure a three-star victory against a fully maxed-out TH10 base. Therefore, it’s essential to always have a Siege Machine in the Clan Castle when attacking at TH10.

Clan Castle to level 6 upgrade cost: 4,200,000 Elixirs

Clan Castle to level 6 upgrade time: 5 days

Army Camps (4th and 5th Builders)

At TH10, players can upgrade all of their Army Camps to level 8, increasing their village’s troop capacity to 240.

It’s highly recommended to use as many builders as possible to upgrade the Army Camps, as they significantly contribute to a player’s offensive power.

If other builders have completed upgrading the Laboratory or Clan Castle, it’s best to use them to upgrade the remaining Army Camps to make the most out of their construction time.

Army Camp to level 8 upgrade cost: 2,500,000 Elixirs

Army Camp to level 8 upgrade time: 3 days


Upgrading the Barracks will unlock your access to the Miner, a valuable unit that plays a significant role in the current meta for TH10 and higher THs. With the Hybrid Hog-Miner attack strategy gaining popularity, the Miner has become a must-have troop for Town Hall 10.

Miners possess the unique ability to dig underground tunnels, allowing them to bypass walls and access well-defended buildings.

Additionally, Miners are valuable farming troops that can be trained quickly, making them an excellent option for players looking to farm resources.

Barracks to level 12 upgrade cost: 3,700,000 Elixirs

Barracks to level 12 upgrade time: 5 days, 12 hours

Dark Barracks

Upgrading the Dark Barracks at Town Hall 10 grants players access to the Bowler. The Bowler is a powerful unit that can deal damage to multiple buildings with a single shot by launching a heavy boulder that bounces over buildings.

Bowlers are widely used in many attack strategies and can be paired with other units such as Golems, Witches, or Pekkas.

With the Bowler’s unique abilities, players can add more variety to their attack strategies and effectively take on well-defended bases as a TH10.

Dark Barracks to level 7 upgrade cost: 4,000,000 Elixirs

Dark Barracks to level 7 upgrade time: 6 days, 12 hours

Spell Factory

At TH10, players can upgrade their Spell Factory to level 5, which unlocks the Clone Spell and increases the spell storage capacity to 10. The Clone Spell is a good addition to a player’s spell collection and is widely used in LavaLoon attacks to clone Balloons.

Upgrading the Spell Factory to level 5 and unlocking the Clone Spell should be a high priority for TH10 players looking to improve their offensive capabilities.

Spell Factory to level 5 upgrade cost: 2,000,000 Elixirs

Spell Factory to level 5 upgrade time: 4 days, 6 hours

Dark Spell Factory

As a Town Hall 10 player, upgrading the Dark Spell Factory unlocks access to the Bat Spell, which is the final dark spell. This spell has the unique ability to spawn a swarm of bats within its radius, and these bats do not trigger traps.

Although they have relatively low health, the bats spawned by the Bat Spell are highly effective in air attack strategies, making it an essential tool for TH10 players looking to achieve victory in battles.

Dark Spell Factory to level 5 upgrade cost: 2,500,000 Elixirs

Dark Spell Factory to level 5 upgrade time: 6 days

Archer Queen

Upgrading to TH10 grants players 10 additional levels for their Archer Queen, increasing her maximum level to 40. The Archer Queen is a decisive component of any successful Town Hall 10 attack strategy, particularly in wars.

Without a well-upgraded Archer Queen, players will struggle to compete against other TH10s.

The Queen Walk attack strategy, which relies heavily on the Archer Queen, can be used to create a funnel for other attack strategies. Therefore, upgrading the Archer Queen should be a top priority for TH10 players looking to enhance their offensive capabilities and succeed in battles.

To ensure that the Archer Queen is upgraded as quickly as possible, I strongly recommend dedicating one builder to her upgrades. This will allow players to reach level 40 in a timely manner.

During this time, it may be wise to opt out of wars to avoid being at a disadvantage against opponents with higher-level heroes.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Dark Elixirs)Upgrade Time
3163,0004 days
3265,0004 days
3367,0004 days
3469,0004 days
3572,0004 days, 18 hours
3674,0004 days, 18 hours
3777,0004 days, 18 hours
3879,0004 days, 18 hours
3982,0004 days, 18 hours
4084,0005 days, 12 hours

Barbarian King

Similar to the Archer Queen, upgrading to Town Hall 10 also grants 10 new levels for the Barbarian King, increasing his maximum level to 40. As a high-hit-point hero, the Barbarian King takes a lot of damage, and defeating him is no easy task.

Upgrading the Barbarian King to level 40 is a crucial step in improving his abilities and increasing the likelihood of successfully achieving 3-star attacks. By enhancing the levels of both heroes, TH10 players will be better equipped to tackle challenging bases.

It is better to upgrade Archer Queen and Barbarian King together so that you can use them both to their full potential once they are maxed out. However, keep in mind that it requires a significant amount of Dark Elixir and patience to upgrade both heroes simultaneously.

Therefore, it is recommended to keep attacking as much as possible to accumulate the necessary resources for their upgrades.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Dark Elixirs)Upgrade Time
3157,0004 days
3259,0004 days
3360,0004 days
3462,0004 days
3564,0004 days, 18 hours
3666,0004 days, 18 hours
3768,0004 days, 18 hours
3870,0004 days, 18 hours
3973,0004 days, 18 hours
4076,0005 days, 12 hours

Inferno Towers

We are done with our offense, so it’s time to improve our defenses now. We will start with the strongest defensive building in our base, the Inferno Tower.

If you have already built your Inferno Tower as mentioned earlier in the guide, you should consider upgrading it to level 3 as soon as possible.

The Inferno Tower is one of the most powerful defensive buildings in the game. It can deal a massive amount of damage to high-hitpoint troops, making it a high-priority defense.

By upgrading your Inferno Tower, you can significantly increase its damage output and make it an even greater threat to enemy troops. This will not only help you defend your base more effectively but also deter attackers from targeting your base in the first place.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
22,500,0003 days, 6 hours
33,800,0004 days, 6 hours


X-Bows are important defense buildings in your base due to their long-range and high damage output.

They are especially effective in defending against siege machines, which can otherwise cause significant damage to your base without entering the range of your other defense buildings.

Don’t overlook the importance of X-Bows in your defensive upgrade priorities, as they can make a significant difference in defending against attacks.

X-Bow to level 4 upgrade cost: 3,400,000 Gold

X-Bow to level 4 upgrade time: 5 days, 6 hours

Air Defense

To ensure your base is well-defended against air attacks, upgrading your Air Defenses should be a top priority.

With the prevalence of Lavaloon, Loonian, and Dragon attacks at TH10, neglecting your Air Defenses can leave your base vulnerable to these deadly strategies.

Air Defense to level 8 upgrade cost: 3,000,000 Gold

Air Defense to level 8 upgrade time: 4 days, 6 hours

Archer Tower

Archer Tower is an essential defensive building that gets a boost in damage with two new levels at Town Hall 10. The Archer Tower is a versatile defense, able to target both air and ground units with its excellent range.

By upgrading your Archer Towers, you’ll be able to fend off a wide variety of attacks, making them an important investment in your base’s defense.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
121,500,0001 day, 6 hours
132,000,0002 days, 6 hours

Air Sweeper

Air Sweeper gets an additional level at TH10, which is crucial for defending your village against air intruders.

Air Sweepers can play a major role in repelling air attacks as they can change the direction of incoming air troops and push them back, disrupting the enemy’s attack plan.

Air Sweeper to level 6 upgrade cost: 2,500,000 Gold

Air Sweeper to level 6 upgrade time: 2 days, 12 hours

Hidden Teslas

Hidden Teslas are a powerful defense that often catches attackers off guard due to their ability to remain hidden until triggered. They have a high fire rate, making them a nightmare for low-hitpoint troops.

At TH10, Hidden Teslas get a new level, increasing their damage output and making them an even more valuable defense. Hidden Teslas can target both air and ground units, which is what makes them a higher-priority upgrade.

Hidden Tesla to level 8 upgrade cost: 2,100,000 Gold

Hidden Tesla to level 8 upgrade time: 4 days, 6 hours

Wizard Towers

Wizard Towers are an essential part of your village’s defense system. They can deal splash damage to both ground and air units which makes them a good defense building against various types of attacks.

With two new levels at TH10, upgrading your Wizard Towers can greatly improve your defense against common attack strategies such as Hog Riders and Miners.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
82,700,0003 days
93,700,0005 days, 6 hours

Bomb Tower

Bomb Towers are an important defense that can only target ground units. When destroyed, Bomb Towers explode like a Giant Bomb, dealing a significant amount of damage to nearby troops.

Upgrading your Bomb Towers is essential to defend against Hybrid Hog-Miner attacks, which are a popular attack strategy at Town Hall 10.

Bomb Tower to level 4 upgrade cost: 2,600,000 Gold

Bomb Tower to level 4 upgrade time: 3 days, 12 hours


Cannons are a relatively basic defense that can only target ground units and have an average range with a high fire rate. While they may be less important than other defenses, upgrading them still matters, as they can help defend against ground attacks.

The Town Hall 10 upgrade grants two additional levels to Cannons, making them more effective against lower hitpoint troops.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
121,200,0001 day, 6 hours
131,700,0002 days, 6 hours


Mortars deal splash damage to ground troops and have a good range but low damage. A well-placed Mortar can play an important part in defending against GoWiWi or Witch-Slap attacks.

Mortar to level 8 upgrade cost: 2,500,000 Gold

Mortar to level 8 upgrade time: 3 days, 6 hours

Resource Buildings and Traps

Resource buildings provide a small amount of resources, so it’s better to prioritize upgrading your defenses. Upgrading your traps is also important as they can surprise and catch attackers off guard.

However, it’s best to upgrade them once you have upgraded all other important buildings in your base.


At Town Hall 10, you will have access to the Lava Walls which not only add aesthetic value to your base but also serve as an effective deterrent against enemy troops.

These walls have a high hitpoint pool and can slow down enemy attacks, buying your defenses valuable time to defend your base. Additionally, upgrading Lava Walls won’t take much time as you can use both elixir and gold to upgrade them.

Wall to level 11 upgrade cost: 500,000 Gold or Elixir

Wall to level 11 upgrade time: None

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best defensive buildings to upgrade first at TH10?

Inferno Towers are the best defense buildings at Town Hall 10 so you should upgrade them first when you are done with offense buildings.

Is it worth upgrading my walls at TH10?

Yes. Walls are an important upgrade. You should maximize your walls before moving on to the next Town Hall level.

How important is it to upgrade my Clan Castle as a Town Hall 10?

Clan Castle is an important upgrade at TH10 because it lets you request Siege Machines. Siege Machine can greatly help in three-starring other TH10s.

Should I focus on offense or defense upgrades as a Town Hall 10?

It is best to focus on offense first. This will make sure that you have strong enough troops to attack other TH10s.

How long does it to max out TH10?

It can take 4 to 5 months to max out Town Hall 10 without magic items or Gold Pass.

Are there any recommended defensive base layouts for Town Hall 10?

Yes, we have a list of the best base layouts for Town Hall 10 that you can use.

How can I effectively protect my resources as a TH10?

You can use proper base layouts to protect your resources. Clan Castle reinforcements also have a major impact on the defense of a base.

What are the best farming army compositions for TH10?

As a Town Hall 10, you can use Mass-Miner attack strategy to farm resources. Giant-Wizard attack strategy is another good strategy for Town Hall 10s.

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